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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM

To undertake a Higher Degree by Research in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

Thank you for your interest in studying for a Higher Degree by Research (i.e. Masters or PhD) at Deakin University. Before
making a formal application, we need to evaluate your suitability for our higher degree by research program in our Faculty.
To do this, we need some information from you to help us to understand your academic background and research interests.

Please complete the following details using CAPITAL LETTERS.


1. APPLICATION TYPE

Candidature only

Candidature and scholarship

Are you applying for Master of Science by Research (MSc) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)? MSc PhD

If you are unsuccessful for a scholarship, do you wish to be considered for Candidature only? Yes No

If you are applying for a Scholarship, please indicate which Scholarship you are applying for:

Deakin University Postgraduate Research (DUPR) Scholarship

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Other (please specify)

2. Personal details
Title Mr Mrs Ms Dr Other

Family Name

Given Name

Email Address Date of Birth (dd/mm/yy) / /

Country of Citizenship Country of current residence


or PR

Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin? Yes No

Have you previously applied for a course at Deakin University? Yes No

If yes - Deakin ID number

3. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS – LIST UP TO THREE OF YOUR HIGHEST QUALIFICATIONS


(UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE).
Qualification (e.g. Bachelors, Masters)

Institution and location

University world ranking


University in-country ranking
*NB: use Academic World Ranking of Universities (ARWU) ARWU web site

Year completed

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Major or discipline

Language of Instruction

Final grade

GPA (grade point average)

English language proficiency IELTS: TOEFL:


Refer to SEBE English language requirements (detailed in Applying
in 8 steps section, Step 5)

Optional - Attach a copy of your CV to this application

4. THESIS / DISSERTATION
Please list the most recent Bachelor, Honours or Masters thesis/dissertation.
Title
Word count Mark or grade received Which degree was this thesis/dissertation for

Please describe the requirements of the thesis/dissertation: 1. the length of time you spent studying the research project, 2. the required length of
thesis/ dissertation, 3. how it was examined (for example, internally by your supervisor, by an external marker or by a committee. The more details
you provide the better we can assess your qualifications. If these details are available online, please provide the web address.

5. Publications
Title Authors Journal Year Volume Impact Citations
& Page Factor

Add additional rows if required

6. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Please describe briefly any postgraduate research experience. This might include work as a researcher or research assistant, research project work for
a university or industry or any other forms of research experience. You should outline what actual research you have done and what new knowledge
you have discovered. Please outline the work done, as well as the dates and locations of such work.

7. PROPOSED THESIS/DISSERTATION
Please attach a draft research proposal for your research degree of approximately 300 words using the following headings as a
guide:
 a statement of the research project/problem/question;
 the reason for the proposed research and its significance.
8. POSSIBLE SUPERVISOR
You must have discussed your research proposal with a Deakin staff member(s) who is willing to supervise your project:
Name Have you discussed your proposal? Yes/No

Name Have you discussed your proposal? Yes/No

Please send the completed ‘Expression of Interest’ form and scanned copies of supporting documents by email to:
sebe-phd@deakin.edu.au

THIS IS NOT A FORMAL APPLICATION – YOU WILL BE ADVISED BY EMAIL OF THE OUTCOME, AND WHETHER OR NOT YOU
ARE CONSIDERED SUITABLE TO PROGRESS TO THE FORMAL APPLICATION STAGE.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP, A COMPLETED EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM MUST BE
RETURNED AT LEAST 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE.

Privacy Statement:

The information on this form is collected for the primary purpose of assessing whether you are to be provided with an invitation to apply for
a research degree at Deakin University. In submitting this information you give your consent for it to be shared with Faculty staff who will
make this decision. You have a right to access personal information that Deakin University holds about you, subject to any exceptions in
relevant legislation. If you wish to seek access to your personal information or inquire about the handling of your personal information,
please contact the University Privacy Officer via email at privacy@deakin.edu.au.”

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